Man found dead in Fall River apartment identified

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A man who was found dead after a fire broke out in his Fall River apartment on Monday has been identified.

Investigators say the man was 63-year-old Jesse Silvia, Jr. His cause of death is still under investigation.

Crews responded to an active fire at an apartment complex on Rolling Green Drive at about 12:15 p.m. on Monday and made sure the building was evacuated.

The fire was quickly extinguished, but Silvia’s body was found soon thereafter.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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